FOSAF NEWS - FOSAF Fly of the month - The Light Cahill by Johan Gouws

 

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In the 1880's the Cahill was created by a New York railroad worker called Daniel Cahill.

 

The Light Cahill is used to imitate the Heptageniidae family of Mayflies. It can be tied on

a wide range of hooks from a size 10 all the way down to a size 18.

It is normally fished with a long leader that is cast to rising fish and drifted over them.

This is one of my favourite patterns to tie and fish due to it imitating a good number of Mayfly species.

Although this is a Trout pattern and I have not fished this fly on the Vaal River myself I have spoken to people who confirm that they have had success with it for Yellowfish.

 

Material List

  1. Hook – 16 Mouche 8426
  2. Thread – UNI 17/0 White
  3. Wing – Lemon Wood Duck Flank
  4. Tail – Coq-de- Leon
  5. Body – Wapsi Super Fine PMD

 

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